METALLICA - Load Gatefold 2LP 180GR LP Thrash Blackened Records 12" Vinyl LP

This the high-end audiophile release pressed on two 12" vinyl records each on 180 gram vinyl. "LOAD" is the 1996 and sixth album released by the American Thrash Metal band "Metallica". The album artwork was by Andres Serrano and was based on his own semen and blood.

 

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Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

VINYL GRADING

NEAR MINT (NM or M-): A nearly perfect record which has no obvious signs of wear.

ALBUM COVER GRADING

NEAR MINT (NM or M-): The album cover looks close to perfect and has no folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable similar defects.

Essential information of: METALLICA - Load Gatefold 2LP 180GR LP Thrash Blackened Records

Music Genre:

Thrash Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Blackened Recordings – BLCKND011-1

Media Format:

Record Format: Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

2015 Europe

METALLICA - Load Gatefold 2LP 180GR LP Thrash Blackened Records Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains many photos of the Metallica band, artwork. , production details.

Each record of "Load" on "Blackened Records" comes in a custom inner sleeve with many photos of Metallica and lyrics of all the songs on this album.

Producers:

Bob Rock - Producer

  Bob Rock a music producer and sound engineer from Winipeg, Canada who has worked with several major heavy metal bands including: Aerosmith , Krokus , Metallica, Motley Crue , and many others.

James Hetfield - Producer

Lars Ulrich - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Brian Joseph Dobbs - Sound Engineer

Chris A. Vrenna - Digital Editing

Jason Goldstein - Sound Engineer

Kent Matcke - Sound Engineer

Matt Curry - Sound Engineer

Mike Fraser - Sound Engineer

Mike Gillies - Digital Editing

Mike Rew - Sound Engineer

Paul Decarli - Digital Editing

Randy Staub - Sound Engineer

George Marino (1947-2012) - Mastering Engineer

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C., he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Recording Location:

"Load" was recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausolito, California between May 1995 and February 1996.

Sound mixed at Right Track Recording, New York, March - April 1996 and Quad Recording Studio, New York.

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Andres Serrano - Cover Art

Andy Airfix - Artwork


Musicians:
  • James Hetfield - guitar, vocals
  • Lars Ulrich - drums
  • Kirk Hammett - guitar
  • Jason Newsted - bass

      Jason Newsted (fullname: Jason Curtis Newsted ) - Bass, Vocals, Guitar, a founding member of the American Heavy Metal band "Flotsam and Jetsam" in which he was active from 1984 until 1986. In 1986 Jason Newsted joined the American Thrash Metal band " Metallica " in which he remained until 2001 after which he joined the band "Voivod".

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Ain't My Bitch
  2. 2 X 4
  3. The House Jack Built
  4. Until It Sleeps
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. King Nothing
  2. Hero Of The Day
  3. Bleeding Me
Tracklisting Side Three:
  1. Cure
  2. Poor Twisted Me
  3. Wasted My Hate
  4. Mama Said
Tracklisting Side Four:
  1. Thorn Within
  2. Ronnie
  3. The Outlaw Torn 9:49

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